Hollywood star Orlando Bloom pokes fun at U2’s Bono on Ukraine trip — video

27 March, 04:40 PM
Orlando Bloom in Ukraine (Photo:@unicef_ukraine/Instagram)

Orlando Bloom in Ukraine (Photo:@unicef_ukraine/Instagram)

Hollywood star Orlando Bloom, a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, has poked fun at Bono, the lead singer of the Irish rock band U2, who visited Ukraine last summer, for his Ukrainian pronunciation.

During his hours-long journey by train to the Ukrainian capital, Bloom learned how to correctly pronounce the name of Ukraine’s state rail company ‘Ukrzaliznytsia’ — a feat for most non-Ukrainian speakers.

Photo: @скріншот/orlandobloom/Instagram

In a video posted on Instagram on March 27, the actor brilliantly pronounces the name of Ukrzaliznytsia, joking that he says it better than Bono, who came to Ukraine last summer to perform in the Kyiv metro.

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“Sorry, Bono, I got it,” Bloom said in the video.

Bloom arrived in Ukraine this weekend. He visited the UNICEF Spilno Children’s Center in Kyiv and an orphanage in the village of Demydiv, Kyiv Oblast.

Later he met with Ukrainian President and former actor Volodymyr Zelenskyy, where he read excerpts from a speech made to British youth by Japanese mentor Daisaku Ikeda, a childhood inspiration for Bloom.

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